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Colleagues and Friends at the Armory Show

  • The Armory Show - Modern, Champagne Lounge Pier 92 | 711 12th Avenue New York, NY (map)

POWarts presents a special edition of the Colleagues and Friends breakfast series on site at The Armory Show. Kathleen Madden, writer and editor, Renée Bovenzi, Director of Benrubi Gallery, and the artist Selena Kimball discuss their career paths and reflect on the current state of contemporary art. The conversation begins at 10am in the Champagne Lounge at Pier 92, followed by VIP access to the fair from 11am to 12pm.





Kathleen Madden is an art historian and regular contributor to Artforum, Art in America, and OSMOS. She has been part of the curatorial team for exhibitions at Tate Modern, the Barbican Art Gallery, and the Serpentine Gallery. Previously, she was the Commissioning Editor of Contemporary Art at Phaidon Press, where she produced Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography and Ice Cream: Contemporary Art and Culture. Additionally, she has edited books with the artists Darren Almond, Chloe Piene, Philippe Parreno, Matthew Day Jackson, Marine Huggonier, and the Royal College of Art, Sculpture MA students. She teaches at the Sotheby's Institute and Barnard College, Columbia University.

Renée Bovenzi is the Director of Benrubi Gallery in Chelsea, specializing in contemporary and mid-century photography. She has held director positions at both Churner and Churner and Moti Hasson Gallery. In 2006 she received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, where she currently serves on the Alumni Board as Vice President.

Selena Kimball is a visual artist based in Brooklyn. She has exhibited at the Estonian National Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, and the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, among other venues. For over a decade she has collaborated on documentary films with the visual anthropologist Alyssa Grossman. Her published work includes the collage novel The Dreaming Life of Leonora de la Cruz (2004) and The Unfinished Life of Phoebe Hicks (2013), both produced with the art historian Agnieszka Taborska. She is the recipient of a 2015 Pollock-Krasner grant and is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Media + Technology at Parsons, the New School for Design. 



The Colleagues and Friends Breakfast series invites established women in the art world to have conversations about their current positions, career paths, and professional relationships. This special edition is presented in partnership with artnet and generously hosted by The Armory Show.